Dental Crowns


Dental Crown

Today, with advances in science and technology, dental crowns are more sophisticated in terms of their properties such as resistance, toughness, texture, shine, opacity, adaptability, durability and mimicry with the remaining biological structures; making the prognosis of dental rehabilitation treatment more encouraging in many cases. However, it should be noted that all prosthetic treatment always goes hand in hand with the operator’s expertise, to make a precise diagnosis and to indicate this or that rehabilitative treatment.

The different dental crowns that are offered in clinics vary according to the place, culture, education, but especially the purchasing power of the patients. We can classify them according to the material that composes it, for example:


Among them are the first ceramics enriched with feldspar and Lucite with a natural dental appearance, very high aesthetics, and low mechanical resistance and brittleness. The filling using this type of crown is disorganized because of poor techniques of coccion and loss of uniformity.


These crowns have the greatest supply and demand within the dental landscape. These are characterized in terms of their aesthetic, mechanical, and optical properties and also because of their low cost compared to zirconia. The full porcelain ceramics known as EMAX and are in greater demand, widely distributed in European and American countries


Zirconium is a material with a white coloration. Thanks to which its aesthetic, natural results can be obtained with adequate luminosity. This material is very biocompatible. Thus, the prosthesis will be easier tolerated by the surrounding tissues. Also, Zirconium has the highest properties of hardness and resistance to attrition and flexion.

Lithium disilicate

This ceramic, like porcelain, has little tolerance to permanent deformation, but it has excellent aesthetic results, which is why it is indicated for veneers of anterior teeth.

In Which Situation I have to Use a Dental Crown?

The dentist will find a dental crown convenient in situations such as:

  • Replace large fillings, when not enough tooth remains
  • Prevent a weakened tooth from breaking
  • Repair a fractured tooth
  • Place a bridge
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Cover a discolored or deformed tooth
  • Cover a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment
  • Improve the aesthetic appearance of an anatomically affected tooth

Required Measures to Ensure Dental Crown Longevity

It is comforting to know that our oral health is in the hands of dental professionals in whom we trust our smile. Still, it is necessary to advise people that dental treatments are lasting as long as patients will adopt the measures required to ensure the longevity of your dental crown or bridge, such as:

  1.   It will be essential to keep your gums and teeth healthy by brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice a day along with daily flossing.
  2.   Go to the hygienist or dentist regularly for regular check-ups and professional cleanings.
  3.   To avoid damaging the dental crowns or bridges, avoid chewing hard food, ice, or other hard objects.

Contact Us

If you have any of these symptoms, do not hesitate to contact one of our excellent dentists that you can find at Channel Islands Family Dental, in Oxnard, Santa Paula, Ventura, Newbury Park and Port Hueneme, we will serve you with the attention you deserve and we will help you improve your oral health.